January 7, 1959: US recognized new Cuban government

On this day in 1959, the Eisenhower administration recognized provisional president Manuel Urrutia of Cuba. Secretary of State Dulles persuaded President Eisenhower, and so it happened.   A month later, Fidel Castro was named Prime Minister, and we know the rest of the story.

A few years ago, I asked my late father:  Did anyone think that Castro would turn Cuba into a communist state 90 miles from the US?  He said no, but many were concerned with the “cult of personality” around Castro.

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1 thought on “January 7, 1959: US recognized new Cuban government”

  1. The cult of Fidel Castro, certainly what remains of it, is like people worshiping what amounts to a toxic turd. Anyone who partakes of it qualifies automatically as a comemierda at best.

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